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The Mütter Museum is a medical history museum that collects the kinds of specimins of medical oddities and conditiions that medical students and practicing physicians would have to travel to see in a pre-internet, pre-photo journalism era. Visit the museum, take a picture in front of it to show me you were there, and then write a personal reaction to what you saw. Keep in mind the issues about body deforminty we are discussing in our second unit and in through the readings. Post a copy to the discussion board in the extra credit forum. Your response should be at least 1.5 pages long.

Deadline: Noon, June29, 2015
Possible Points: 5 to 10 points, depending on quality of response.


Stephen Moffit, famous for his work on Coupling and Doctor Who, developed a modern take on the Jekyll and Hyde story in his six-hour BBC mini-series. Watch the series and then compare it to the actual novel: how does the series open up the novel's themes? Where does it fail to live up to the novel? Ultimately, how does this version of the story live up to what you imagine in your mind? Write at least 1.5 page of reaction to it and post it t the discussion board in the Extra Credit forum. FYI: my podcast did an episode on the series.

Deadline: Noon, June 29, 2015
Possible Points: 5 to 10 points, depending on quality of response.


I was surprised to find that a number of enterprising Poe enthusiasts had made their own video interpretations of Poe's poems and posted them on Youtube. I like this idea a lot, so I will give extra credit to any student who makes their own video of a Poe poem. Here are the rules:

  • The poem must appear in its entirety so that the audience can see/hear the poem and actually digest it (i.e. don't flash it on the screen for a second): the audience has to experience his actual words some way.
  • The video must be burned to CD or given to me on a jump drive to download onto my hard drive.
  • You must post it on Youtube and send me the link.
  • You must leave it up all semester.

You may want to check out these examples: "Annabel Lee," "The Raven," or "Alone."

Also, here's a video without words that would not meet my rules, but it was disturbing enough that I thought I'd pass it along: "Annabel Lee."

Deadline: Noon, June29, 2015
Possible points: 8-20 points depending on quality OR removal of one absence.



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